One of the greatest challenges to every leader involves making decisions. When leaders are indecisive their leadership is called into question by followers.
Leaders need to know the causes of indecisiveness to overcome the challenges it brings.
Fear: fear of making the wrong decision, fear of the unknown, and fear of failure are leading causes of indecisiveness.
Trust: leaders who lack trust in their own abilities and the abilities of others are often uncertain or debilitated in making decisions.
Procrastination: the mindset of “why do today, what you can put off until tomorrow” leads to indecisiveness because making a decision lacks urgency.
Remember, decisions must be made and our fears, lack of trust, or the tendency to procrastinate will not change the facts.
What can be done to help leaders overcome the challenges of indecisiveness?
Take time to do some research and gather all the facts to make an informed decision.
Making a list of pros and cons for each decision and pray about it.
Trust the instincts.
Establish a backup plan as a precaution.
Make the decision.